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Todd Billiar

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May 12th, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu? It was just too great a title to not copy it, and give credit where credit is due: to Stephen Lawson, Senior U.S. Correspondent working for Computerworld, and originally published April 28, 2017. Many clients of VAR Staffing receive a - Read More
 
April 18th, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
My employees are much easier to lose and harder to replace these days… This is the message more and more companies are experiencing in today’s shortage of technical talent. Anecdotal experience and studies abound to support this position, compounded by the fact that a recent report by - Read More
 
March 20th, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
I recently came across the Information Week “Annual U.S. IT Salary Survey”, originally published November, 2016. This survey identified the Top 10 Best Paying IT Staff Jobs, and the Top 10 Best Paying IT Leadership Jobs.   Also revealed was some very interesting data regarding - Read More
 
February 1st, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
A properly written job description is a critical foundation of a successful hire, whether you hire someone through internal efforts or use the services of a specialized staffing firm. Identifying the right talent all starts with a well written job description. Let’s explore the - Read More
 
January 22nd, 2017 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
With the NFIB optimism index the highest since 2004, will this renewed optimism translate into increased business for the MSP / VAR Community? The National Federation of Independent Businesses (www.nfib.com) index jumped 7.4 points in December 2016 to 105.8 points.  With the NFIB representing - Read More
 
December 14th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
“The workforce is pretty mobile, and we are not talking about working from home or remotely” Recently, reports from respected research firms indicate that between 60% to as high as 75% of current employees would seriously consider a job change.  The numbers vary, but clearly the - Read More
 
December 5th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
It is that time of the year when businesses work feverishly to close out the end of the year, and business owners and executives eye the coming year for its challenges and rewards. One of the benefits in specializing in technology staffing exclusively for the MSP and VAR community is the - Read More
 
October 13th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
In 2015, Millennials became the single largest component of the workforce in the US.  And as Bob Dylan famously wrote back in 1964; The Times They Are a-Changin’.  But I do think it is a pretty safe bet Bob was not thinking about the future Millennial generation when he wrote the - Read More
 
October 1st, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
In a report released Sept. 22, 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated the average tenure for employees with their current company in January, 2016 is 4.2 years.   Down from 4.6 years in January 2014. National unemployment in Jan. 2014 was 6.7%, and 4.9% in Jan. 2016; a decrease - Read More
 
September 8th, 2016 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
Avoid these 3 common mistakes and substantially improve the outcome of your interviewing results # 1 – Inefficient / Poorly Defined Interview Process You are a technical VAR or MSP firm, right? Logical, well thought out approaches to solving a customer’s problem is a hallmark of success - Read More
 

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